Category Archives: Comware5

Change switch branding from H3C to HP

If you still have some original H3C branded switches in your network, it is possible to re-brand them to HP, so they will be recognized as the HP counter-part of the H3C model. To change the brand, use the brand … Continue reading

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Comware5: Send test SNMP traps and syslog messages

When configuring a network device to be managed by an NMS such as HP IMC, you may want to send some test syslog or snmp traps to verify the correct operation of your settings. You can generate traps/logs by triggering … Continue reading

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HP Networking and Cisco CLI Reference Guide

New to HP Networking products? Know Cisco IOS CLI and now work with HPN products? Or know Comware (from previous 3Com/H3C days) and now also work with HPN ProVision products? Or know HPN ProVision and now work with Comware? And … Continue reading

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Provision support for IRF MAD LACP Split brain detection

When you use IRF to group multiple Comware switches into 1 logical device, it is generally recommended to enable some split brain detection (split brain happens when all the stacking links are down). For the MAD LACP method, only Comware … Continue reading

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Comware IRF: L2 MAC Address roaming

IRF is used on Comware switches (and some routers as well now) to virtualize 2 or more devices as 1 virtual device. This is a very convenient way to simplify the network setup and management. Although IRF is very easy … Continue reading

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Comware5 ISSU: Unknown (manual procedure)

Remember to read the basic ISSU article first: https://abouthpnetworking.com/2014/03/24/comware5-issu-basics/ In the previous post we have seen the: compatible ISSU: https://abouthpnetworking.com/2014/03/24/comware5-issu-compatible/ incompatible ISSU: https://abouthpnetworking.com/2014/03/24/comware5-issu-incompatible/ In this article, we will look at the detailed steps of the Unknown ISSU.

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Comware5 ISSU: Incompatible

Remember to read the basic ISSU article first: https://abouthpnetworking.com/2014/03/24/comware5-issu-basics/ In the previous post we have seen the compatible ISSU type. https://abouthpnetworking.com/2014/03/24/comware5-issu-compatible/ In this article, we will look at the detailed steps of the Incompatible ISSU.

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Comware5 ISSU: Compatible

In the previous post we have seen the overview of ISSU types. https://abouthpnetworking.com/2014/03/24/comware5-issu-basics/ In this article, we will look at the detailed steps of the Compatible ISSU.

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Comware5 ISSU: Basics

In this article we will review the ISSU options on Comware5 devices. ISSU stands for In Service Software Update and the goal is to minimize downtime during firmware updates. This article applies only to Comware5 devices (Comware7 has many more … Continue reading

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HP Unified Wireless : New features for R3507/R2607

The HP Unified Wireless portfolio has received a serious firmware update, the 830 and 870 seriesĀ  have been updated with release R3507P14 (830) andĀ R2607P14(870) now.

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HP Unified Wireless controller : 870 released

New high-end controller appliance Busy day today it seems for HP Networking product launches. Next to the 5900CP datacenter switch, HP has also released the 870 Unified Wireless controller today.

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HP Unified Wireless controller : Scheduled SSID enable and disable

Introduction I recently saw a question on the HP support forums if it is possible to schedule a WLAN to be online/offline using the controller:

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Comware7 IRF MAD LACP : New selection method !

Most people working with IRF will be aware of the MAD (Multiple Active (Master) Detection) process. In this article we will review the operation of MAD LACP on Comware5 and the changes in the implementation for Comware7 devices.

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Comware Portal Redirect for BYOD use

With the HP UAM BYOD Module, any new device will need to be onboarded (registered) to the network. This onboarding process may include 1 or more steps: Link the device to a User account : Requires access to BYOD Portal … Continue reading

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Openflow 1.3.1 arrives on Comware5 !

Openflow support has been available for the 5900 Comware7 devices since late 2013, but now it has arrived on the first Comware5 device as well !

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